Fall 2010 Masthead 2
Week of October 25, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Bond Mill Elementary Playground Build
Kooky Not Spooky
Ice Rink Open House
Costumes on Ice
Teen Cotillion info meeting
Prince George's County Holiday Food and Fitness Expo
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Parks and Recreation live more, play more logoGreetings!

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community. Volunteer for a playground rebuilding project. Attend some scary or non-scary Halloween events. Come to an open house at Tucker Road Ice Rink, learn about the Teen Cotillion program, and mark your calendars for an upcoming food and fitness expo. Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

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Volunteer more
playgroundBond Mill Elementary Playground Build, an all-volunteer project to rebuild the (Laurel) school's 40-year-old playground and install terrific new equipment, is seeking 150-200 volunteers over a five-day period - Wednesday, Nov. 3-Sunday, Nov. 7. Individual volunteers and organizations that can put together a team to contribute at least half a day to the build are needed. Minimum age for those on the construction site is 15; parents must sign waivers for those under the age of 18. Youth ages 12-14 can volunteer to help with food service, child care and other tasks. Students can earn service learning credits for their volunteer assistance. Log on to www.bondmillpto.org for detailed information including registration options.
Explore haunted hotels and trails more
halloween nightCome one, come all (ages 6 & up), if you dare! Temple Hills Community Center is hosting the Down South Haunted Hotel & Trail. See what awaits you in the hotel and walk along the haunted trail. You can also enjoy games, arts & crafts and refreshments. The haunted hotel and trail will be open from 6-9 pm nightly from Wednesday, October 27- Sunday, October 31. Fees are $10/resident and $12/non-resident. For more information call 301-894-6616.
Enjoy non-scary Halloween celebrations more
campfire marshmallowsClearwater Nature Center (Clinton) and Watkins Nature Center (Upper Marlboro) are both hosting non-scary Halloween events on Saturday, October 30 from 12 noon- 3 pm. Enjoy non-haunted hayrides, crafts, roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa at a campfire and meet live, fun creatures at Clearwater's Kooky Not Spooky event. The fee is $3/person and the program is for children ages 7 & under. Join a naturalist at Watkins Nature Center for the Halloween Harvest program, a non-scary autumn celebration featuring puppet shows, an animal show, crafts and more.  All ages are welcome and the fee is $3/person. For more information, call staff at Clearwater Nature Center (301-297-4575) or Watkins Nature Center (301-218-6702).
Experience Tucker Road Ice Rink more
ice skatersOn Saturday, October 30, Tucker Road Ice Rink is hosting it annual Open House from 1-3 pm. Stop by to enjoy FREE public skating, a figure skating exhibition, a hockey shootout raffle, and FREE giveaways and candy. Take this opportunity to learn about all the great ice skating programs available. For more information call 301-265-1525.
Have really cool Halloween fun more
ice skatingWells Ice Rink (College Park) is hosting its annual Costumes on Ice program on Sunday, October 31 from 7:30-9 pm. Everyone's invited! Admission is FREE for everyone in a costume and treat bags will be given to guests. For more information call 301-277-3717.
Participate in great programs more
young male and female dancing in formal attirePrince George's County young ladies and gentlemen (ages 14-17)... are you interested in participating in a once-in-a-lifetime program? The Teen Cotillion is a 16-week program that features workshops, cultural activities, trips, dance instruction, a service learning volunteer project and more. Parents and teens are invited to the Teen Cotillion interest meeting on Wednesday, November 3 from 7-9 pm at the Prince George's Ballroom (Landover). Learn about what the Teen Cotillion offers and get help with the application process. For more information call staff at 301-446-3400.
Stay on a healthy path more
Prince George's Holiday Food and Fitness Expo LogoMark your calendars now for the 6th Annual FREE Prince George's County Holiday Food and Fitness Expo scheduled for Saturday, November 6 from 9 am-2 pm. Stop by the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex during that time to learn what you can do to promote great mental and physical health. FREE walk-in flu vaccinations for those ages 6 months & up will be offered; children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to receive a flu shot. Visit the on-site vendors and explore great ways to promote healthy eating and fit lifestyles for yourself and your family. Participate in aerobic exercise. For more information call the Expo hotline at 301-780-5905.
There's always something good going on in Prince George's County. Browse www.pgparks.com to find out what's happening and where. Sign up for classes and activities using the SMARTlink system. Or check out information on parks and trails, community centers, nature centers, sports and arts facilities, and more.
Questions? Contact our Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-CALL(2255) or e-mail [email protected].
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation